Tahereh K. Barnes graduated from the University of California
at San Diego with a double major in economics and political
science in 1988. Thereafter, she went on to attend Southwestern
University School of Law. While attending law school, Ms.
Barnes clerked for a Los Angeles litigation firm. She received
her Juris Doctorate degree in the fall of 1990, a semester
ahead of her class.
joined PGBR LLP in early
1991, a year after the firm's inception. She rapidly developed
her litigation skills, co-chairing her first trial three
months later. As an associate, Ms. Barnes handled Workers'
Compensation cases for a wide variety of self-insured clients
as well as adjusting and insurance companies. Additionally,
Ms.Barnes has handled a wide range of casualty defense
litigation matters, including product and premises liability,
environmental and toxic tort and employment related matters,
including the defense of wrongful termination, harassment
and discrimination cases.
Ms. Barnes became a partner on January 1, 1998. As a partner,
she continues to handle a broad range of litigation matters
and is also responsible for heading the Workers' Compensation
and employment law departments.